"Faizan Haq. the Founder of WNY Muslims, says the actions of Omar Mateen are not indicative of all Muslims across the country. A day after the deadly mass shooting in Orlando, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump reinforced his proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S."
"Faizan Haq, the president and founder of WNY Muslims, says blanket statements made by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump unwittingly play into the hands of extremist terrorist groups like the Islamic State."
"It is no different than people recruiting young people for violent gangs or drug cartels, how they work. These organizations or radical groups they work the same way, and they should be looked from the same way,"-Faizan Haq
"Professor Faizan Haq teaches courses at Buffalo State College and at the University at Buffalo and also runs the website WNYMuslims.org. He says the media cover violent acts with a double standard, placing more emphasis on the suspect's religious background if it is Muslim, while not doing so if the suspect is non-Muslim."
“The goal is to promote interfaith dialogue and create an environment where people of all faiths can come together with just a simple thing as a flower,” said Dr. Samad Khan, a member of the organization. “A flower is something human beings can really appreciate, it’s a simple gesture but a universal sign of love and harmony. And Christianity, Judiaism and Islam promote love, harmony and peace.”
"Trips to Israel are being canceled. Rallies and memorials to honor the dead are being organized instead. All the while, Buffalo’s Jewish and Palestinian communities stay tuned in for any bit of news related to the latest fighting in the Gaza Strip."